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hd909 commented on a post in r/AskReddit
sYnce 28 points

Pretty sure Uber doesn't allow "extra pay". That said you should be able to deny a ride as a uber driver.

Also a system were you can make someone wait for $5,40 an hour seems stupid. Should implement a system were if you don't make any miles you end up at at least minimum wage.

edit: as it was pointed out this thred is about lyft not uber

hd909 3 points

What's Uber got to do with this thread?

hd909 commented on a post in r/AskReddit
rammer910 22 points

A lot of the good classic choices are already said so I'm gonna go with Casino Royale.

It's not really good because of the action so much as it's just a great film with some action scenes in it. The parkour chase scene in the beginning is pretty damn awesome though! Daniel Craig, Eva Green, and Mads Mikkelsen are fantastic in it.

hd909 2 points

That's more of a spy movie than an action movie imo.

hd909 commented on a post in r/movies
Starwhisperer 0 points

Bravo! Congrats on your intelligence and immediate snarky shut down. Lmao. I would see someone for your extreme incapability of perhaps being wrong about something. As I said, it's not that serious. Learn to have a discussion next time and not resort to petty character statements and insults when you can't properly back up your arguments. Very childlike response.

Anyway, please take this opportunity to respond to someone else who agrees with you, because as you state here, the more people who agree with you on a public forum, the more correct you are. Lol. And yes, I asked if you knew much about music, due to the attempts of people, like yourself, to dismiss any musical similarities by stating that they simply have similar chord progressions. If you thought that was a character statement on your credibility, then sure, it was! As I'm beginning to think, that's what you think a song solely is. A list of chords in sequence.

Anyway, this conversation is done. Let's stop responding to each other.

hd909 3 points

Congrats on your intelligence and immediate snarky shut down.

Thank you, it just gets tiring at times talking to people who didn't spring far enough from apes!

I would see someone for your extreme incapability of perhaps being wrong about something

I don't know, I'm not the one being so heavily downvoted and contradicted by others on a discussion forum.

As I said, it's not that serious.

How can it ever be serious given the one-sided conversation? It's equivalent to a man teaching his dog to catch. And btw, that's an analogy. Not a derailment.

Learn to have a discussion next time and not resort to petty character statements and insults when you can't properly back up your arguments. Very childlike response.

I'd like to see things from this point of view but I can't seem to get my head that far up my ass. Perhaps you should educate us on what it really means to have this "discussion", since we're evidently all wrongly "discussing" this and you're the only one doing it right. Is it similar to how Buddha attained his enlightenment?

the more people who agree with you on a public forum, the more correct you are.

More evidence that we're all just wrong, and you're the only person with taste in music so good, even God would weep. Just a word of advice if you intend to make it far in the Internet world; It's better to let someone think you are an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. If you want to be a smartass, first you're going to have to be smart. Otherwise you're just an ass.

due to the attempts of people, like yourself, to dismiss any musical similarities by stating that they simply have similar chord progressions.

Which is the general opinion on most news forums and sites other than this one. Perhaps you aren't aware of this, but most other people realize there's more to a song than chord progressions. Maybe, just maybe, they don't see (or see very little) similarity in other parts of the song, and in context of a lawsuit they can reasonably conclude this will fail? If this is shocking news, I understand.

Anyway, this conversation is done. Let's stop responding to each other.

Again, don't hit yourself on the way out.

Starwhisperer -4 points

It's pretty clear to a well-trained ear that the only loose and general similarities in the chorus are based on similar chord progressions.

I completely disagree with this. I'm going to repeat what I said before. To state that the only similarities between the two songs are its chord progressions is simply disingenuous. A song is more than it's chord progression. The chord progression does play an important role because it sets up its harmonic environment. However, other elements do too! A song is also composed of its melodic path, its rhythmic choices, the thematic elements, the choice of the hook, its motifs, the background arrangement and instrumentals. So unless, you want to follow up as to why we can ignore those other similarities then my point remains the same.

I doubt the Frozen songwriters decided to peruse Youtube and copy a previously unheard of (relative to a mass audience) Spanish song prior to writing.

Okay. I can state a similar argument but from the opposite side. The point is if you doubt the event since you don't actually know the vehicle as to how something happened that does not mean that it did not happen. So it's not exactly relevant.

Disney, in resurrecting the Broadway musical, has entered a world of similar, hummable, fusions of soft rock, pop and orchestral arrangements.

I agree with this. Personally, I don't really care for the lack of creativity in some of their new songs. But yes the Disney genre is shifting to more pop, etc...

There isn't a melodic or rhythmic stretch long enough (has to be longer than 8 measure) for it to be plagiarism.

If that's what needs to happen for these similarities to be a legal argument, I wouldn't know. But the similarities from my first listen did sound longer than 8 measures. Anyway, I'm sure we can agree that regardless of how well it will stand up in court based on existing laws, that does not change the truth of whether the song was actually copied or heavily inspired by.

Honestly, I have no stakes in this argument. I don't care whether it's copied or not. But, if someone's going to dismiss the unlikely similarities, then give me a solid reason as to why. Don't just say, hey its chord progressions! Because I can easily counter that and say theres tons of songs that have the exact same chord progression but don't sound anything alike.

hd909 3 points

A song is also composed of its melodic path, its rhythmic choices, the thematic elements, the choice of the hook, its motifs, the background arrangement and instrumentals.

All of which widely differ between both songs and share nebulous similarities as best. I'm going to repeat what I said before. Both songs are about entirely different subjects. Their themes, rhythm, hook, motifs, arrangement etc are not on the same page, and the instruments used for both songs also differ greatly. The only similarity in melody is with the repetition of the hook, and that isn't going to stand up in a court of law. It doesn't matter if you agree with this or not. Just like you may not agree Trump is the President or we landed on the Moon. Others do.

The point is if you doubt the event since you don't actually know the vehicle as to how something happened that does not mean that it did not happen. So it's not exactly relevant.

For a case in a court of law, it kind of is. "Innocent until proven guilty" and all that. Defendant is innocent until the plaintiff could prove their case. Jury's not going to look up on an attention-whore out to make a quick buck years after the release of a movie.

that does not change the truth of whether the song was actually copied or heavily inspired by.

You're right, the truth is there's a very slight similarity in melody at some points of both songs when the hook is repeated, and nothing else. Which means the song was not copied or heavily inspired by this unknown Spanish song. That seems to be the prevailing opinion in this thread and other news sources.

But, if someone's going to dismiss the unlikely similarities, then give me a solid reason as to why.

See first paragraph. Also read the rest of the thread. You have plenty of solidity.

theres tons of songs that have the exact same chord progression but don't sound anything alike.

You're right. Which makes this comparison even more absurd because not even the chord progression of both songs are exactly the same.

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hd909 commented on a post in r/movies
IMadeThisJustForHHH 34 points

I honestly find it very hard to understand why people actively dislike any sort of entertainment. Maybe I'm just getting old but I find it much more interesting to try to find the good in things, especially with something as unimportant as entertainment, than to try to find why I dislike it.

And on this forum when people dislike a movie, I usually find that they can't really explain why. They'll just say "the editing was bad" or something equally vague and call it a day. Same thing happens in real life. I find it frustrating.

hd909 1 point

I find it frustrating.

Why though? An opinion on entertainment is just as subjective as somebody's opinion on which food tastes better or which political candidate could represent them better. If you find people saying X food is better than Y food or candidate X is better than candidate Y frustrating, you have some issues you need to work on.

El_WrayY88 7 points

I think the Wire is probably the best a TV show could ever hope to be.

EDIT: It's damn near flawless and the pinnacle of television.

hd909 0 points

hard to say unless you're only referring to American tv shows. Lots of other countries have truly masterful tv shows.

hd909 commented on a post in r/trackers
mogoxx 1 point

if you can provide ratio proofs from other private trackers you can join DH. work your way up to become Uber User class (4 weeks registered, 150GB uploaded, 3.0 ratio) and then you can upload.

un-rared content is allowed, 1.0 ratio required at all times, seeding 1:1 or 72hrs on all downloads, and private.

join the IRC invite channel: irc.corrupt-net.org -> #DH.Invites

hd909 1 point

Is there an invite forum at DH for higher classes?

kinyutaka -2 points

Because not everyone like horror films. Rotten Tomatoes uses mostly Critic Reviews (especially for the percentage rating) and imdb uses mostly user reviews.

hd909 5 points

Because not everyone like horror films

This could be applied to every genre, not specifically horror. Not everyone likes superhero, fantasy, sci-fi, comedy etc too. What causes this stigma against great horror movies on IMDB?

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